The Fly in the Ointment

Based on the section immediately following the episode with the fly and prior to the offer of money.

Listen to the video and take notes.

Review Fly in the Ointment by V.S. Pritchett, making note of the following:

    a. How does Pritchett make the father a sympathetic character?
b. On what items does the father focus his attention when distracted from his conversation with his son? (there are at least 4 items).
c. What other meanings might be drawn from the phrase “It’s piculiar how you can hear everything now the machines have stopped.”
d. What is the difference between the father’s big face and small face? How does differentiation further characterize the father?
e. What might you infer based ont eh overuse of “I” and “You” in the first paragraph on pg. 115. 

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